Investigative Interviewing

Duration: 1 to 2 days

This training programme is designed for personnel who carry out investigative interviews.

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Investigative Interviewing


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Delegates will gain a comprehensive knowledge and the key skills to manage evidence and question during fact-finding interviews, witness interviews and suspect interviews.

Key learning points

  • Deal effectively with disclosure of evidence, silences, and selective answering
  • Effectively plan and prepare for different types of interview
  • Handle lies and inconsistencies in the account given by the interviewee and with other available evidence
  • Maximise the impact of disclosing evidence, before and during the interview
  • Balance investigative role and powers with an individual's rights
  • Use different questioning techniques and summaries to close interviewee escape routes
  • Role-play in relation to conducting fact-finding, witness or suspect interviews

Course outline

This training develops to a high level the skills required for investigation interviews. Delegates will learn how to conduct interviews by applying the PEACE (planning, preparation, engage and explain, account, closure and evaluation) method.

Delegates will learn how to structure an interview in a more effective way. Delegates consider how to get the interviewees account of events, and then compare that with the facts they already have.

They will practice putting difficult questions and challenges to the interviewee.
They will learn how to use different questioning techniques at different stages of the interview. Many questioning techniques will be dealt with and practiced.

Delegates will consider what, when and why to disclose any other evidence they may have.

Delegates will carry out role-plays using tailored case studies typical of the types of interview they conduct.

Why attend this course?

Many professionals need to be able to carry out interviews in situations where the information being obtained during an interview may become vital evidence in later proceedings. This training is designed for those who have to interview in a range of situations; suspect interviews, witness interviews and fact-finding.

Those attending the training will gain the skills and confidence to maximise the evidence they gain during such interviews.

If you wish to plan this training course for your organisation at a specific date that suits you please contact us directly and we'll arrange this with you.

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